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Table 4 Impact of implant position and Eklund Manœuvre on the achievement of image quality criteria (p, p value; NS, not significant)

From: Study of breast implants mammography examinations for identification of suitable image quality criteria

CriteriaImplant positionEklund Manœuvre
EklundNo EklundGlobalSubglandular implantSubpectoral implantGlobal
Breast centrally placedp = < 0.01NSp = < 0.05NSNSNS
Pectoral muscle (PM) visibilityp = < 0.001p = < 0.001p = < 0.001NSp = 0.002NS
Visualisation of retroglandular adipose tissuep = < 0.001NSp = < 0.001p = < 0.001p = < 0.001p = < 0.001
Medial border of the breast included on the imageNSp = 0.01p = 0.05p = < 0.001NSp = < 0.001
Axillary tail demonstratedp = 0.01NSNSp = < 0.001NSp = < 0.001
Nipple in the midline (+/− 10°)NSNSNSp = < 0.001p = 0.01p = < 0.001
Nipple in profile or transected by skinNSNSNSNSNSNS
No skin foldsp = < 0.001NSp = < 0.001p = < 0.001p = < 0.001p = < 0.001
Spread of glandular tissueNSNSp = 0.01p = < 0.001p = < 0.001p = < 0.001
SharpnessNSNSNSNSp = < 0.05NS
Artefactsp = 0.01NSNSp = < 0.001p = < 0.05p = < 0.001
Symmetrical mirror images R/L imagesp = 0.01NSp = < 0.001p = < 0.001p = 0.004p = < 0.001
Beam penetrationNSNSNSNSNSNS
ContrastNSNSNSNSp = 0.002p = < 0.05
Total of significant criteria727899